Last week I did my one day kitchen makeover and I love how it’s looking now! But, since my brain just can’t stop improving things, I started thinking about the layout. Right now, it’s pretty bad. Too small and not enough countertop space especially since one little counter is for dish drying. So I asked my Instagram friends for advice and did they deliver! Here’s some new kitchen floor plan options!
Here’s the kitchen layout how it is now. Some notes- the handle on the fridge is on the left facing side and can’t be changed. It’s a new fridge so all layouts have to work with that. I’d prefer not to get rid of the window in the kitchen. It’s can’t get bigger because of the garage and meters on the outside of the house.
The door in the kitchen swings outward and goes into the garage. The door placement can’t be moved because of the water heater and powder room in the garage. I’d like to keep the sink where it is since moving plumbing is expensive. On the wall next to the fridge is the junction box. We’re going to get a bid to move it. If it’s too expensive, we can’t remove that wall.
Last, if it’s possible, I’d like to keep my kitchen table since it’s new. Honestly, the view in the above picture is one of my favorites in the house so I’d like to keep it as is while improving everything.
Phew! That’s a lot of things to take into consideration. Let’s see some new options to make this room MUCH better!
The first option is probably my favorite! I think it gives the most additional cabinet and countertop space. In this one, we’d tear down the wall between the living room and kitchen and add a peninsula. Of course, this hinges on if we can move the junction box and tear down the wall.
There’d be a small cabinet between the fridge and peninsula like this inspiration image- hubba hubba! Thank you Suzanne for your generous help with this one!
Next, option two is to tear down the wall, move the dining table down, and put in a kitchen island. This actually is less cabinet space than the option before and I’d have to get rid of my small cabinets and shelves in the corner and my hutch in the living room. I think this option is creative and I love the idea of the island in the middle of the kitchen! Thank you Lori for this idea!
It’d be a crowded version of this-
And now, we have option three! This one is for everyone who wanted me to try to put the sink in the corner so it’s somewhat under the window. The extra counter space on top of the dishwasher would be nice. I’d have to move plumbing, but the dining room side of the kitchen could stay the same! In my head, corner sinks are lame, but this one is pretty!
Thank you Laura for this idea!
For the forth option, I present the one I really don’t think works (since my kitchen is so small)! Lol. It’s hard to tell from the floor plan, but behind the island is a bench for the dining area. I’ll show you an example below. The beauty of this one is that besides a new table, the only construction is the island.
Thank you Megan for this idea!
Finally, we have option 5! With this one I’d again not have to tear down the wall and would make the kitchen more of a U shape. The sink and stove could switch places. With this one, I’d need to get an oval table so it’d fit with the new layout. Banquette seating would be added under the window and framed in with two cabinets.
Thank you Erika for this idea! And the many others.
Note, I used the website Floorplanner to draft these up for free! It was somewhat easy to figure out. I love that I was able to really visualize my options with it.
The kitchen is flipped to take better advantage of the windows! So smart. But I’m scared at how much it’d be to move that much plumbing and electrical. Still, the generosity blew me away.
So there’s 5 kitchen layout plans! I was stumped by this room and now I feel filled with possibilities. Which one do you think would work best? I’m kind of liking option 1 or 5. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Each one can be tweaked a bit. These were so fun to dream about and thank you to everyone who really helped me brainstorm. I feel so lucky to have each of you!
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